Mark Jessop and Dave Walker both write and perform poetry amongst other arts and activities within Vita Nova. The videos below show them performing poetry which have significant meaning to them.
For further information and to track key people involved in prisoner’s rights and mental health within the criminal justice system take a look at some of the links below.
A journalism project investigating into the mental health treatment for the 9/10 inmates currently suffering with a mental health condition.
Those in recovery from an addiction or a mental health condition must receive the correct care and treatment, although this isn’t always through a prescription.
Jenny is a former prisoner and suffers with bipolar disorder; she has seen first hand the treatment and facilities available within prisons in the UK for those suffering with mental illness.
Frankie is now based in Hayling Island, Portsmouth.
He leads a hectic and busy life, but not for the same reasons as before he went into prison. He now tells others about his story by lecturing at universities, he’s also writing his second book all about forgiveness.
Care Not Custody is a radio feature that highlights the treatment available for the 9/10 inmates in prison who currently suffer with mental health issues.